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Kevin Eaves

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  1. You really don't need any more than SkySafari plus at aroun £10 as it has a database of 2.5 million stars! Here is an excerpt from the web page SkySafari Plus adds a hugely expanded database, wireless telescope control, the ability to fly into orbit around other planets our Solar System, and beyond it to other stars in our Milky Way galaxy, to our basic version. Make sure you have at least 450 MB of free space on your SD card for SkySafari Plus to download this database from our server the first time it runs! SkySafari Plus shows you 2.5 million stars, and 31,000 deep sky objects - including the entire NGC/IC catalog. It shows the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes over 4,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updateable orbits. It can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Android device's built-in bluetooth or WiFi, and our SkyFi wireless or Starry Night BlueStar bluetooth serial adapter. SkySafari accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to 10,000 years in the past or future. It includes 1100 encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains over 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers. If you have an Android device with a compass, SkySafari Plus can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass button (or tilt your phone up toward the sky) to activate the compass. Now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it! SkySafari has a "Night" button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls - follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.skysafari_plus&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLnNvdXRoZXJuc3RhcnMuc2t5c2FmYXJpX3BsdXMiXQ..
  2. If you want an app for serious astronomy then SkySafari is the one you need!
  3. .. And what a beautiful sight it is! Let's hope you get a longer clear spell next time as, like most things, the longer you look at it the more you see
  4. Excellent! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  5. Under settings/modify linked samples, edit the brightness setting for 0 lux to a low value (I use -50%). You might have to experiment a little but the aim is to get the minimum screen brightness as low as possible when it's completely dark. You should just be able to read the screen with night mode on. Don't use the night mode on sky safari a the same time because the effect is doubled up and it's hard to see anything at all! Hope this helps Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  6. Yes that's the one! It saves your battery too by conttolling thr screen brightness. The only thing I would suggest is that you set the minimum brightness To a figure that suits you. I use -50% on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  7. There's an app called 'Lux' which will do what you want. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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